I am very passionate about the Lord’s calling in my life to pursue vocational ministry. When I was going into my freshmen year of high school I went and was a counselor in training at a Christian camp.
The camp director challenged us to pray for God to work in the lives of our campers and to pray if God was calling us to full-time ministry. I did both of those and by the end of the week I felt that God was asking me to step out in faith and trust him to share Christ and go into ministry. I was already very involved in my church and so it was confirmed to me through various people speaking into my life. Since then I have lived in Portland, Oregon for five years while going to Multnomah University for Bible college, and now I’m studying at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. My work with youth and families has encouraged me to stay strong and share the gospel with as many as possible.
I feel that the mission statement that I am to live by is
Inspiring faith and action to better the community.
I believe this can be done through incarnational living, spiritual formation, and community development. This mission statement is inspired from James 2:14-17:
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
My blog is an extension of these goals. I hope that you will enjoy what I have written and press for clarity when it’s needed or ask questions to engage conversation. To see more thoughts on how I want to do this in ministry click here.